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June 30th, 2008

Are You A Worka-FROLIC? What Do You Do To Make Work Fun?

Richard St John in his 8 Traits That Lead To Great Success has coined a new word - workafrolic.
Are you a Workafrolic? Yes, that’s right… workafrolic, not workaholic.
In his video about the 8 factors that lead to success he shared that Rupert Murdoch told him he works hard but has a lot of fun. While [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 0 comments

June 29th, 2008

Productivity Tips for Home Business Owners with Families

Whenever youngsters are home from school, it’s often challenging for moms and dads (and even grandparents) to continue operating their home businesses, keeping up deadlines, filling product orders, waiting on customers.
I’ve worked worked at home businesses with two generations of youngsters swirling around me…first my daughter and her cousins, now my grandchildren and grand nieces [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

June 28th, 2008

Contest/Drawing for Alzheimer’s Book at Alzheimer’s Notes

Perhaps you’re juggling your home business with caring for an Alzheimer’s parent. If you need inspiration and encouragment, Finding the Joy in Alzheimer’s, edited by Brenda Avadian may help you find a bright spot midst frustration.
Check out the drawing for this book at Alzheimer’s Notes, where I’m a co-blogger, for rules and for [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

June 28th, 2008

Virtual Assistants, Mary Poppins & The Four Hour Work Week

June is Family Month at Home Biz Notes. When you juggle a home business with family, defining the work-life balance can be a tricky thing.
Enter the Mary Poppins of the business world - The Virtual Assistant. Just like Mary Poppins, a well chosen virtual assistant can be anything you’d like them to be and can [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 3 comments

June 27th, 2008

Fun Friday Post: What Influenced Your Career/Business?

Your Business Epiphany: What one moment influenced your career or business more than any other?

Each Friday we have a quote, comment, picture, etc. as a springboard for thought at the Business Channel. Then we can take it in any direction we wish.

 What influenced me? I’ve had or have many careers (author, [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

June 27th, 2008

Travel “Green” On Your Business & Family Jaunts


Traveling “green,” without harming the environment has become very popular. Liz Lewis, my co-blogger at Alzheimer’s Notes, writes a very interesting and informative new blog on this topic at b5media, Traveling the Green Way.
Going “green,” traveling “green,” wearing “green”, in fact, anything “green” that helps save the environment has become a very popular word. [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

June 26th, 2008

Come On Now… Does Your Child Really Need Their Own Business Card?

Toddlers with business cards?
Well, I’m all for young entrepreneurs and encouraging children to learn from a parent’s home business, but business cards for toddlers? I don’t think so. Let children be children.
The Courier Mail reports that “growing numbers of parents are investing in business cards for their children.” The idea is that all contact [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 6 comments

June 25th, 2008

What Is Your Business Story? Are You Telling It In An Interesting Way?

Story is a great way to engage people. Rather than dreary facts and figures, telling stories to illustrate a point and to connect with people is becoming more important in business. What is your business story?
The internet offers so many opportunities for businesses to share their stories.
Check out my guest post at Meryl.net - The [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 1 comment

June 25th, 2008

Happy National Siesta Day

If you ever needed an excuse for a mid week power nap in your working day, today is the day. It’s the third National Siesta Day.
Benefits listed at the Siesta Awarness site for a 10-120 minute nap include
- More energy
- Improve productivity by over 30%
- Improve alertness by up to 100%
- Reduce stress and the [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 4 comments

June 25th, 2008

Do You Have Work You Can Take To The Beach?

 It’s Beach Week over at One Book Two Book.  So home business moms and dads, who need some ideas for the youngsters or who want to relax at the beach, too, stop by and see what we and Camp Weary Parent have in mind.
Taking Your Work to the Beach
When our daughter was [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments